Give Him 15 Daily Prayer


21
Aug 2016

Christian Education Options

One thing our government has a desire to completely control is the education of our nation’s children. Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” The question is, “Who will educate your children and will that education draw them closer to God as they realize His divine destiny for their lives?” Or, “Will that education instill secular values and thought processes into them, so that they are overtaken by secular humanistic ideology and reject God?” Options are necessary for Christian families and the financial means to choose the right option for each child is needed, as well.

“God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom.” (Daniel 1:17; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We have interceded for the public school system. Pray today for every option to educate our children in Christian school and home school options.
  • Financial challenges often come with the decision to educate our children outside of the public school system. Ask the Lord to pour out financial blessing on the schools, the families and the teachers.
  • Pray a special grace on the parents who home school—a grace for wisdom, strategy, discipline, provision, and peace over their homes.

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, we thank you for every private Christian school, college, preschool, and every godly home school in America. Thank you for the parents, teachers, and families who are hard at work educating the next generation in excellence and with a biblical worldview. We ask for a great financial blessing to come to each of these and pray that You would reward and bless them for their commitment and sacrifice: whether it’s a significantly smaller paycheck as a teacher in a Christian school, or paying tuition fees as a student, or the loss of income from the parent who stays home to teach. Many of our Christian schools and colleges face financial challenges and we ask for dramatic financial breakthroughs for each of them!”1 In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We can educate our children any way the Lord directs and His provision will accompany His vision for our children’s education!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


20
Aug 2016

Young Artists

Our young Christians are captivated by beauty, art and movement like no other generation before. The world is being lived out in front of them in living color—filled with visual impact and sound. And, they were created for such a time as this! Many of them were created to express their artistic talents in ways that bring great glory to God! Help them! Support them! Teach them! Open doors for them! Trust God that He knows what He is doing. The best way to share our witness today is to play out the message of Christ’s love artistically in front of this lost and thirsty nation.

“I’ve filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him skill and know-how and expertise in every kind of craft to create designs and work in gold, silver, and bronze; to cut and set gemstones; to carve wood—he’s an all-around craftsman.” (Exodus 31:3-5; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call for the rising up of the creative ones—the dancers, the artists, the musicians, actors, filmmakers and writers!
  • Ask the Lord to increase creativity in our children and youth. It is a media and entertainment-driven world today and skilled artists and artisans can penetrate a very dark world, capturing and shining forth His beauty and light and expressing His Glory!
  • Ask the Lord to raise up believing teachers, mentors and coaches in the area of the arts and entertainment that will help our children navigate this arena with safety and wisdom.

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, may a new spirit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship come upon the young. We pray for our young artists, dancers, musicians, actors, graphic designers, filmmakers, and writers. We bless their creativity in Jesus’ name and we ask that You would cause these gifts to flourish during this crucial time in their lives. Father, we are praying that You would do something extraordinary among our young artists and performers! Would You raise up Christians with a love for the arts who would invest in the next generation – both financially and also as coaches, professors and teachers.”1 In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that the Lord is raising up young people with extraordinary talent in the arts and media in order to shift these realms of influence in the nation!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


19
Aug 2016

Deep Love of Learning

The Lord’s wisdom and knowledge imparted to the believing children in our nation can make all the difference in the future of our nation. Children that first fear the Lord, gaining spiritual wisdom and knowledge, then gaining natural knowledge and skill will have an advantage anywhere the Lord decides to place them as He unfolds their destiny. We must think generationally when we think of transitioning this nation from where we are to where the Lord wants us to be. The secular humanists have done this well. Let’s believe for the reversal in our children’s days and pray for a love of learning in our young ones!

“Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Proverbs 8:10-11; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray Proverbs 8:1-21 over all of our school children.
  • Ask the Lord to pour out a passion for learning on our children. Pray that they would also first desire to know the Lord and gain His wisdom and knowledge.
  • Pray that our nation’s Christian children would be life-long learners, so that they might be used by God to impact every realm of society.

A prayer you can pray:

“We pray for every student in our public, private, and home schools and we ask that You would pour out a love of learning and a hunger for knowledge and ignite their drive for academic success. Give them a deep desire to seek godly wisdom and its blessings. We ask that our students would treasure learning above silver or gold, as Your Word says; let them value their education and be so motivated that they would let nothing stand in their way of graduating! May they be lifelong learners who excel in their respective fields. We pray our classrooms would come alive with an excitement for learning, and that apathy, disinterest, discouragement, and all disruptions be removed, in Jesus’ name. Amen.”1

Today’s decree:

Christian children will be well educated and thrust by the King into high realms of authority and influence in our nation!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


18
Aug 2016

True Identity

Our children—our personal offspring and the children of our communities and nation—are our greatest treasure next to Christ. We should all be protectors of these vulnerable ones. We should all be watchmen over their lives and futures. Our desire should be for them to be so secure that finding their destinies in God is easy! And, each and every one should be publicly acknowledged for the gifts that they are!

“God who made you has something to say to you; the God who formed you in the womb wants to help you. I will pour my Spirit into your descendants and my blessing on your children.” (Isaiah 44:2a and 3b; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for every child you can think of! Name them by name to the Lord. Proclaim that all of those you named “belong to the Lord!”
  • Acknowledge the gifts you see in the children you have just named. Ask the Lord to cause their destinies to be secured.
  • Ask the Lord to silence every voice against these children and their destinies!

A prayer you can pray:

“Thank you, Father, for Your promise to bless our children and that because of Your blessing they will find their true identity in belonging to You, their Father and Creator. We ask that You would touch them so powerfully that they would acknowledge publicly that they belong to You, ‘and another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord.’’ (Isa 44:5) Please would You silence the negative voices telling these students they are worthless or unwanted. May each one encounter Your love in a supernatural way this year!”1

Today’s decree:

Our nation’s children are precious, loved, and have secure God-designed destinies!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


17
Aug 2016

Prayer Protection Over Our Students

When most of us were growing up, schools were a very safe environment for our little ones. Rarely did we have concerns about violence, except an occasional scuffle on the playground. Now, sadly, bullying has a new face – cyberbullying has led to children giving up. Also, terrorism has become a very real threat to our children from elementary school through college. We must not fear, but we must call on the Lord to protect them and their campuses.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91: 1-2; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray Psalm 91 over the school(s) your child(ren) attend or your local schools. If you are a home-school family, pray this over your home.
  • God did not turn over the airways to the enemy. Decree that God is Lord over the airways and cyberspace belongs to the Lord. Spiritually cut off cyberbullying to the students in your school(s).
  • Bind a spirit of death and terror over the schools. Seal off the entry ways. Cancel any plans of the enemy to cause harm.
  • Go to your schools and ask the principal or Secretary if you can walk the building and pray for the safety of the children. Walk in authority, but pray with discretion, so you will be welcomed back!

A prayer you can pray:

“For those shamed, threatened, and victimized by bullies or cyberbullies and living in fear, we speak Your peace, courage and protection over them and we break the power of intimidation and shame! For every student and teacher plagued by suicidal or homicidal thoughts, we bind the spirit of death and break its hold over our young people in Jesus’ name! We cancel all plans of the enemy to bring terror attacks, school shootings, bombings, knifings, or any other kind of violence.”1

Today’s decree:

I decree that these schools (name them) are safe under the shadow of the wings of the Most High God—safe and secure!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


16
Aug 2016

A “Back To School” Prayer

We are right in the middle of the season when most of our nation’s children head back to school. From preschoolers to college students, this is a critical time in their lives and one we want to commit to interceding for. The public education system in America has become more and more liberal every year. Our Christian children now face persecution in some schools where Christ is clearly not welcome. However, we can pray that this would be the year of revival in our nation’s schools!

“For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring and My blessing on your descendants; And they will spring up among the grass, like poplars by streams of water.” (Isaiah 44:3-4; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Our nation’s schools were once safe havens where subjects were taught right out of the Word of God. Repent identificationally for the nation’s rejection of God from the public school system.
  • Cry out to God for streams of refreshing, renewal and revival to run through the schools of America. Ask the Lord for our schools to be places where our children can thrive in safety and acceptance.
  • Pray for Christian students to be emboldened by the Holy Spirit to share their faith without fear or hesitation. Declare that revival will begin this year in the schools!

A prayer you can pray:

“Father, we thank you for this incredible promise that You will bring refreshing to the driest places! Where it has been spiritually dry, we ask for streams of the Holy Spirit, the Water of Life, to now pour through our schools and that this would cause our children to thrive and flourish, like poplar trees by the riverside. We ask for an unprecedented outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our schools. We pray that Christian students would be greatly empowered and emboldened to share the gospel, and courageous in their witness despite any opposition. May they see a demonstration of God’s power on their campuses and may Christians there truly be light and salt, in Jesus’ name.”1

Today’s decree:

Revival will rush like a river and overtake our nation’s schools!

1 Taken from BridgeBuilders International, “21 Days of Prayer for Arizona Schools.”


15
Aug 2016

A Narrow Place

Many of you may have been experiencing a very narrow time in your lives, financially and in other ways over the last month or so. Keep praying for our nation and over your families during this critical season. And as you war and pray for your families, cities and our nation, may it be from a place of greater victory, from the place of deeper intimacy with your heavenly Father.

“I have received authority from my Father. I will give authority over the nations to everyone who wins the victory and continues to do what I want until the end.” (Revelation 2:26; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Talk to the Lord about your narrow place. Let Him show You how your narrow place relates to the narrow place we are as a nation. Pray about that.
  • See yourself as victorious in your walk with Him! See yourself as victorious in your intercession for those things you have been regularly asking the Lord for. If you’re asking in accordance with His Word, victory is coming!
  • Thank the Lord from your position of victory to strengthen America’s families, including your own.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I have been in a very narrow place. The nation is in a very narrow place. Show me how my narrow place can open my heart for intercession for the nation in this same area. Lord, You have made me victorious! As I seek You for direction and prayer strategy, so I can ask according to Your Word and Will, I thank You that I will be victorious. You made that promise to me! I thank you that You are strengthening my family and the families of America. (Pray boldly for the family for a few minutes.) We need Your grace, Jesus! Amen!

Today’s decree:

We will be victorious in our prayers for our families and this nation when we pray according to His Word and Will!


14
Aug 2016

Holy Spirit Nudges

God’s plan for us is to go back to the basics and fall in love with him all over again. Commit yourself to draw near to Him. Separate yourself UNTO Him. Turn off the things pulling you down; walk away from what you know is not pleasing Him. Run to Him and get as close as you can. When the cares of this world seem to press in, Holy Spirit is faithful to send us little nudges to realign with Him.

“But the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can’t produce a crop.” (Mark 4:19; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If we only knew how incredibly much God loves us, we would never want to sin ever again! Cry out to God for a new revelation of His deep love for you.
  • Put aside your selfishness and fear and ask the Lord what keeps you from a deeper walk with Him. Ask Him for a grace to fast it for a season, whether it is electronics, the tv, computer, volunteer work, etc.
  • Are there things in your life you are worrying about? Worrying won’t solve a thing. Draw near to God, tell Him all about it and let Him solve the problem for you.
  • Pray for others in the nation that may be struggling with the same concerns.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I “know” how much You love me, but I want to really know it! I want holiness to come to my life out of a revelation of your love for me. Forgive me my self-centeredness and my fear. It keeps me from you, because I am afraid You won’t like it that I am struggling. But, YOU are the answer to the struggle, Lord! Take my worry and work things out for me. I want to see Your answers to the things that concern me. I am not alone. Many in this nation have the same fears. Show Yourself strong for us, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Worrying about problems I am facing will not solve one. Only God has the exact right answers that I need, so I choose to bring these fears to Jesus today.


13
Aug 2016

Holy Spirit Nudges

God’s plan for us is to go back to the basics and fall in love with him all over again. Commit yourself to draw near to Him. Separate yourself UNTO Him. Turn off the things pulling you down; walk away from what you know is not pleasing Him. Run to Him and get as close as you can. When the cares of this world seem to press in, Holy Spirit is faithful to send us little nudges to realign with Him.

“But the worries of life, the deceitful pleasures of wealth, and the desires for other things come in and choke the word so that it can’t produce a crop.” (Mark 4:19; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If we only knew how incredibly much God loves us, we would never want to sin ever again! Cry out to God for a new revelation of His deep love for you.
  • Put aside your selfishness and fear and ask the Lord what keeps you from a deeper walk with Him. Ask Him for a grace to fast it for a season, whether it is electronics, the tv, computer, volunteer work, etc.
  • Are there things in your life you are worrying about? Worrying won’t solve a thing. Draw near to God, tell Him all about it and let Him solve the problem for you.
  • Pray for others in the nation that may be struggling with the same concerns.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I “know” how much You love me, but I want to really know it! I want holiness to come to my life out of a revelation of your love for me. Forgive me my self-centeredness and my fear. It keeps me from you, because I am afraid You won’t like it that I am struggling. But, YOU are the answer to the struggle, Lord! Take my worry and work things out for me. I want to see Your answers to the things that concern me. I am not alone. Many in this nation have the same fears. Show Yourself strong for us, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Worrying about problems I am facing will not solve one. Only God has the exact right answers that I need, so I choose to bring these fears to Jesus today.


11
Aug 2016

Day of Quiet Worship

After a time of spiritual battle and declaration, such as we have undertaken these last three days, it is always good to rest in the Lord. (See August 8 through 10 in the archives if you missed them.) The battle is done. He and His angels are at work and your place is to simply enjoy Him. There is nothing better! Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the beauty of His temple and in the depth of His love for you. Rest in Him today.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship Him in a soft place of rest and trust.
  • Pray His Word from 1 Chronicles 16:23-25, “Sing to the LORD, all the earth: Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.” (GNT)
  • Just sit and enjoy His Presence for a few minutes. There is no need to say anything. Just be with Him.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I worship You. You are absolutely wonderful, incredible, magnificent and glorious! These last few days have been pretty intense as we undertook spiritual warfare for the nation. Thank you that we now get to enter into a time of quiet rest and trust in You, while You work on our behalf. (Pray 1 Chronicles 16:23-25 to Him.) I just want to sit here in Your presence now and just enjoy these few minutes of my day with You. I don’t do it enough, but Lord help me make it a daily habit! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

Today I will enter Your rest and just very simply enjoy every second of being with You!


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